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May 1905] Notes from Mycological Literature 149 


w. a. kellerman. 

In Bulletin trimestriel de la Societe Mycologique de 
France, Tome XX, 4e Fascicle (31 Dec. 1904) the following 
articles appear: L. Rolland, Champignons des iles Baleares, PI. 
9 et 10; L. Lutz, Notes mycologiques : Ergot du Psamma are- 
naria. — Sclerotinia Fuckeliana sur les Quinquinas de culture 
de serre; P. Vuillemin, Les Isaria du genre Penicillium, PI. 11 ; 
M. Molliard, Un nouvel hote du Peronospora Chlorae; M. Mar- 
bier, Agaricinees critiques de la Cote-d'Or ; A. Maublanc, Mala- 
dies des Olives, due au Macrophoma dalmatica (Thuem.) Berl. 
et Vogl. — A propos du Dasyscypha calyciformis (Willd.) ; E. 
Lasnier, Maladie des Pois causes par le Cladosporium herbarum, 
PI. 12. 

Letters on the Diseases of Plants by N. A. Cobb, is 
Miscellaneous Publication No. 666 of the Department of Agri- 
culture, Sidney, New South Wales. It is a pamphlet of 133 
pages; contains over 150 original illustrations; seven original 
colored plates ; and four copied plates. The diseases and the 
parasitic fungi are outlined in popular form and remedies sug- 

On the Fertilization, Alternation of Generations 
and General Cytology of the Uredineae by Vernon H. 
B'lackman, printed in the Annals of Botany, Vol. XVIII, July 
1904, is a very important contribution, but space is wanting for 
even a meager outline of the paper. A few sentences may be 
quoted : "The mature teleutospore is uninucleate and gives rise 
to four uninucleate sporidia, from which a mycelium is developed 
with the nuclei arranged singly, usually in separate cells. The 
spermatia produced on this mycelium are uninucleate, but in the 
young aecidium the nuclei become paired (forming binucleate 
cells) and divide together in very close association. This paired 
condition is then persistent throughout the rest of the life-cycle 
(aecidiospores, uredospores, and mycelia produced from them) 
up to the formation of the teleutospores, which in the young state 
are binucleate, but when mature become uninucleate by the 
fusion of the two paired nuclei. ... A study of the struc- 
ture of the spermatia of the Uredineae shows that they have 
the characters not of conidia but of male cells. . . . The 
fusion in the teleutospores of the two nuclei — the direct de- 
scendants of those which first became associated in the fertile 
(female) cell of the aecidium — is clearly not in itself a process 
of fertilization (nor the teleutospore an egg-cell), as Dangeard 
and Sapin-Trouffy supposed, but a mere secondary process, the 
result of fertilization and the preliminary to reduction." 

150 fournal of Mycology [Vol. 11 

There is an excellent though brief review by H. Has- 
SELBRiNG in the December No. of the Botanical Gazette (1904), 
of Hollos' imposing monograph of the Gasteromycetes of Hun- 
gary, German edition. We quote : "The complete descriptions, 
full of synonomy and citation, and the excellent illustrations are 
three features that will insure this book a position of authority 
among taxonomic works. Not only will it be of value to the 
students of the country for which it was written, but also to 
American students, for most of the gasteromycetes have a world- 
wide distribution. Of the forms described nearly all occur in 
this country and specimens of many of these were seen and cited 
by the author." 

The Discomycetes of Eastern Iowa by Fred J. Seavers 
is a paper of 67 pages and 25 plates issued in Nov. 1904, in the 
Bulletin of Laboratories of Natural History of the State of Iowa 
(Vol. V, No. 4). Mr. Seaver gives a general account of the 
Group, reproduces in English, from the Pflanzen-familien, the 
complete key to the genera of Helvellineae and Pezizineae, de- 
scribes all the Iowa species with their bibliography, and furnishes 
admirable figures. He states that since the determinations have 
been made for the most part without material for comparison, 
any corrections by those interested will be gratefully received. 

Mr. E. Bartholomew has recently sent out the XX Cent- 
ury OF Ellis and Everhart's Fungi Columbiani (Nov. 15, 
1904). A wide range in the groups of fungi and in the terri- 
tory covered is represented by the specimens. The genus Puc- 
cinia is especially well represented — there being 27 specimens. 
With one specimen the description is furnished, namely, Aecidium 
batesianum Barth. n. sp. The usual data are printed on the 
labels, as host, locality, collector, also citation for the original 

Notes on the variability of Hypothele repanda, an ar- 
ticle of four and a half pages, by Howard J. Banker, is published 
in the August number of Torreya (1904). The gist is con- 
tained in his "synopsis" which is as follows : 

Plant reddish buff. 

Plant small, less than 4 cm. wide, often umbilicate; spores large, 

8-lOi" wide. Form a. 

Plant large, stout, reaching 12 cm. wide, average width of cap 6-8 
cm. : pileus often cracked, sometimes into thick scales, deeply umbilicate ; 

spores 7-8m wide. Form h. 

Plant pale buff to cream color, slender, medium size, average 4-6 

cm. wide, rarely 7 cm. ; spores 7-8;* wide. Form g. 

The Journal of Mycology, Vol. ii, No. 75 (Jan. 1905) 
contained the following : Morgan, Spaheria Calva Tode ; Seaver, 
A New Species of Sphaerosoma ; Arthur, Sydow's Monographia 
Uredinearnm, With Notes Upon American Species; Memminger, 
.A.jjaricus Amygdalinus M. A. C. ; Kellerman & Ricker, New 

May 1905] Notes from Mycological Literature 161 

Genera of Fungi Published since 1900; Kellerman, Uredineous 
Infection Experiments in 1904, Elementary Mycology — Con- 
tinued, Ohio Fungi Fascicle X, Notes From Mycological Litera- 
ture X; Editor's Notes. 

The Articles in the Journal of Mycology, Vol. 11, No. 
76 (March, 1905) were as follows: Morgan, The Genus Gibel- 
lula Cavara ; Arthur, Cultures of Uredineae in 1904 ; Kellerman 
& Ricker, New Genera of Fungi Published since 1900; Keller- 
man, Notes from Mycological Literature XIV; Editor's Notes. 

M. Leon Rolland Gives Some Observations sur quelques 
especes critiques in the Revue Mycologique, October, 1904. The 
species commented on are Lactarius porninsis, Stropharia copri- 
nifacies, Laccaria laccata forme retinispora Roll. n. f. and Bole- 
tus plorans. 

William A. Murrill Gives the Ninth Installment of 
His Polyporaceae of North America in the Bulletin of the 
Torrey Botanical Club, November, 1904. The genera enumer- 
ated are lonotus, 11 species; Sesia, 4 species; Ischnoderma, Lae- 
toporus, Trichaptum, and Pogonomyces, — each one species; the 
last three are proposed as new genera. The new species are 
Inonotus texanus, I. jamaicensis, I. corrosus, I. wilsonii, I. pusil- 
lus, I. amplectans. Keys, notes and full synonym are given as 
in the previous Parts. The Inonotus pusillus is only 2 x 2 x 
0.5-1 mm. in size, one of the very smallest of Polyporaceae. The 
author says besides : Two other tiny plants are of interest in this 
connection, Prodiscus pendulus, which is also erumpent from 
lenticels, but has hyaline spores ; and Coltriciella dependens, which 
is more like the present species in general appearance and struc- 
ture, but is stipitate instead of sessile, having the stipe attached 
to the vertex of the pileus like the handle of a tiny bell. 

Geotropism of Polyporus, Plant World, September, 1904, 
p. 224, is a note by C. E. Waters, referring to growth as semi- 
inverted bracket-fungi resulting from changed position by falling 
of old tree trunk. 

Notes on the Japanese Fungi, II. Some Species of Ure- 
dineae, by S. Kusano, the Botanical Magazine, November 20, 
1904, refers to Puccinia cacaliae Kusano n. sp., P. benkei Kusano 
n. sp., P. diplachnis Arthur on Diplachne serotinae chinensis, and 
Phragmidium rubi-thunbergii Kusano n. sp. Outline figures of 
spores are given for the new species. 

Bruce Fink Gives Further Notes on Cladonias, IV. 
Cladonia verticillata in the November (1904) Bryologist. De- 
scriptions and notes on distribution, etc., are given of this and 
its varieties evoluta, cervicornis, and abbreviata, also a plate of 
three figures made from photographs.